Monthly Archives: February 2015

The new playdate question: “Is your child vaxxed?”

February 23, 2015

It appears I unwittingly moved to ground zero for measles. According to the L.A. Times I’m in a pocket where the measles vaccination rate is on par with Sudan. Yay. My kids are lucky¬†enough to be in schools where the vaccination rate achieves herd immunity, but how safe is that herd when two preschools at […]


The psychological stages of moving to California from the midwest

February 19, 2015

I touched down in Oz exactly one month ago and I’d be lying if I said this magical transition from a grumpy midwesterner to smug Californian wasn’t fraught with a few tears. Sure, some are tears of joy and other are tears of seeing people on Facebook eating Lou Malnati’s. As a service to exactly […]


I did not refinish this desk so my daughter could find a rich husband [PICS]

February 17, 2015